Definition of divergent in English:


Line breaks: di|ver¦gent
Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈvəːdʒ(ə)nt
, dɪ-/


  • 2 Mathematics (Of a series) increasing indefinitely as more of its terms are added.
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    • Continuing his mathematical work Ramanujan studied continued fractions and divergent series in 1908.
    • In 1873 he gave a continuous function with divergent Fourier series at any point solving a major problem.
    • He found a divergent series, the first few terms of which gave a good approximation to the integral.



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  • There exists wide divergency as to what form of future human life we have to encourage.
  • A London journalist has summed up the divergencies of the eight teams concerned in the current cup ties in this way.
  • There will always be divergencies of opinion but there is over half a century of close co-operation on which to build.


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  • I write because I seek to get people to stop thinking in ‘solid categories’, to think divergently and to question even the questions.
  • Where their weaknesses will show up is in the world of work when they prove unable to think divergently.
  • Seeking to be original and to think divergently are diamond assets that are not very common.

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